Black-shouldered Kite

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Subject: Black-shouldered Kite
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Date: Mon, 17 May 2021 11:13:37 +0000

Some musings...

Predators are typically last to recover from prolonged periods of low prey.

It is strange to think that only about 16 months ago we were coming out of a major drought that would likely have significantly reduced B-sh K numbers.

Add to that a widespread mouse plague now and they have plenty of options.

That said, on a recent round trip to Tocumwal from Canberra we saw only a couple of Black-shouldered Kites.

It could be that the extensive mouse poisoning is having an impact on them.



On 5/17/2021 8:13 PM, Nicki Taws wrote:

1 Black-shouldered Kite on Coppins Crossing Rd, not far north of the crossing.  Surprising there aren’t more around feasting on mice, but perhaps there are so many mice elsewhere that they don’t need to come to the ACT.




Nicki Taws

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